Alert: Drought Watch – Requires a voluntary reduction of water use by 5%

There is currently a Drought Warning for Snyder County and many other counties in the State of Pennsylvania which is due to “low stream flows, declining groundwater levels, and below-normal precipitation primarily across counties in the central and western portions of Pennsylvania.”

You will notice the Drought Phases listed on each water/sewer/recycling bill sent out to residents of the Borough.

The Drought Phases:

Drought Watch – Voluntary reduction of water use by 5%

Drought Warning – Voluntary reduction of water use by 10%

Drought Emergency – Mandatory water restrictions and implementation of water rationing.

Teleconference Continued Council Meeting and CDBG Coronavirus Response Project Selection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order, Selinsgrove Borough Council will practice safe social distancing and wear face masks during their reconvened Council meeting from June 1st on Monday, June 8th at 7:00pm at the Borough Offices located at One North High Street Selinsgrove, PA 17870. The agenda for this meeting is posted here: Agenda_June 8, 2020. The building will be physically limited to staff and Council, but the public may participate in this meeting and the CDBG Public Hearing via a virtual video web and tele conference. The public is invited to observe and participate in the meeting and hearing as follows: To access via web video, type the link:; To access via telephone dial +1(470)8692200 and enter Meeting ID: 148 109 3279. The meeting will be recorded. The meeting platform is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodations are needed for those with special needs related to language, sight, or hearing, please call 570-522-7241, at least five days in advance. Individuals interested in participating in this meeting should notify the Borough by 4:00 PM on Monday, June 8th. Additionally, interested individuals may also provide comments and/or questions prior to the meeting either by calling the Borough Office, dropping written questions in the “Water Bill” mail slot on the front of the Borough Building or by emailing comments and/or questions to the email address listed above. Comments and/or questions received will be read aloud and responded to during the Council meeting. Please continue to monitor our website,, for alerts affecting Selinsgrove Borough residents.

Lauren Martz

Borough Manager/Secretary

Street Sweeping – Street Parking

Thank you to all of the residents of Selinsgrove for your patience during the last couple of months with the changes that needed to be made.  As we are gradually moving back to a normal routine, we would like to reassure you Street Sweeping is back to the regular schedule.  As of Monday, June 15, 2020 (Sunday into Monday) parking enforcement during Street Sweeping will resume.  If you are unsure of the schedule, please click the link to find out when your car will need to be off of the street.  This service is an important part of keeping the storm drains clear to prevent the backup of water in the streets.  Please abide by this schedule.


Selinsgrove Community Action Needed: Wear Your Face Masks

Please click on the link below for an important message from Mayor Jeff Reed and Council President Marvin Rudnitsky regarding wearing face masks in public:

Selinsgrove Community Action Needed Wear Your Face Masks

Borough Buildings Closed for Face-Face Operations

UPDATE 5/18/2020: Beginning on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Selinsgrove Borough  government will cease normal operations and begin a special operations mode.  Special Operations will continue until at least Monday, June 1, 2020 at which time the situation will be reevaluated by the Borough.  This special operations mode will include the efforts to comply with the Governor’s announcement and encourage social distancing among our residents and visitors.

Although our Borough buildings will close, we will maintain minimum staffing levels to respond to the needs of the community.  Borough Office staff will be available by phone or email Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Members of the public needing to deliver hard copy items to the Borough Office can use the drop box attached to the building along the alley side of the building near the Library Entrance Door.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Selinsgrove Borough Office at 570-374-2311 or email us at

Emergency Preparedness

In an emergency, knowing what to do is your best defense.
Start now by learning the risks, making an emergency plan and getting involved to help others. –